High-level dialogue with Mr. Prakash Javadekar and Jeffrey Sachs

September 28th, 2015: Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development (CUCSD), ECO SIPA, South Asian Association (SAA) and Sabin Center on Climate Policy, Hosted a high-level dialogue with:

  • Prakash Javadekar, Honorable Minister for Environment, Forests, and Climate Change,
  • Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law,
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

We hope you enjoyed the discussion as much as we did.  View footage here:




Our sold out April 8th Event with Bill Nye!

We had a great film screening of Pandora’s Promise and debate on whether nuclear energy is a sustainable option with the new technological inputs. We were very excited to fill the seats with 800 students and concerned citizens who wanted to examine this topic more closely, and of course see Bill Nye present the keynote! Nobuo Tanaka gave the opening remarks, Andy Revkin expertly moderated the discussion, asking the hard questions, filmmaker Robert Stone noted the research of his film and Gernot Wagner made the economic case. Huge thank you to everyone that came out, and to our panel and speakers. It was entertaining night of critical thinking!

– Dawn Wells and the CUCSD board

Click here Pandora’s Promise on Netflix 


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Wendy Kaplan of the Travel Channel sat down with Robert Stone after our screening with Bill Nye to discuss how he came to make his film Pandora’s Promise and his upcoming project that is in the works.

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Last day to register for the Earth Institute and the UNSDSN nuclear workshop

Today is the last day to register for the UNSDSN and Earth Institute “Workshop on Nuclear Energy”
hosted by Jeff Sachs, Director, the Earth Institute; Director, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

James Hansen, Adjunct Professor, the Earth Institute; Director, Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program of Columbia University Earth Institute; formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Panels with Dr. Per Petersen, Nobuo Tanaka, Judd Gregg, Richard Lester, Eric Loewen, David Sandalow, Tom Blees, Fabian Wagner and Pushker Kharecha:

For a full program click here:



To RSVP at https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=77682 by April 7th

And contact Laura Segafredo (laura.segafredo@unsdsn.org) for any further questions.